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Kelvin Tapley

Senior Lecturer
Member of the Colour and Polymer Science group

Contact details

Room: 1.30
Tel: +44 (0)113 3436732



Photograph of Kelvin Tapley

Research interests

Novel techniques and applications in capillary electrophoresis. Monitoring reactions using analytical techniques (especially spectroscopic techniques). FT-Infrared and FT-Raman Spectroscopy for the analysis and characterisation of materials. Environmental analysis and effluent treatments. Hair chemistry, treatment and characterisation. Reactions of reactive dyes (analysis and kinetics of). Pigments.

Teaching interests: Environmental impact of coloured materials, analysis and characterisation of materials, colorants properties and applications.

Principle Leadership, Management & Administration duties: Pro-Dean for Learning & Teaching (Mathematics and Physical Science), Chair of the University of Leeds Student Education Bulletin Board, Chair of the University of Leeds Student Education Conference and Chair of the Publications Award Committee of the Society of Dyers and Colourists.


Tapley KN, Fan QG Chemical analysis of dyes and pigments In Chemical Testing of Textiles , 2005

Fan Q, Tapley KN Chemical analysis of colorants In Chemical Testing of Textiles , 2005

Lewis DM, Zhao XF, Tapley KN A new agent for cotton durable press finishing under alkaline conditions AATCC REV 2 38-41, 2002

Fan QG, Lewis DM, Tapley KN Characterization of cellulose aldehyde using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy J APPL POLYM SCI 82 1195-1202, 2001

Shen XM, Lewis DM, Tapley KN FT-IR and FT-Raman Spectroscopic Studies of 2,4,6-trichloro-s-triazine and its Hydroxy Derivatives Advances in Colour Science and Technology 4 59-67, 2001

Tapley KN, Lewis DM Periodate oxidized cellulose for dyeing with alkylamino dyes Textile Chemist and Colorist 5 20-26, 1999

Zhang F, Knapp JS, Tapley KN Development of bioreactor systems for decolourisation of Orange II using white rot fungus Enzyme and Microbial Technology 24 48-53, 1999

Zhang F, Knapp JS, Tapley KN Decolourisation of cotton bleaching effluent with wood rotting fungus Water Research 33 919-928, 1999

Skelton H, Hawkes J, Tapley KN Nanocrystalline Inorganic Pigments Proceedings of (6th International) High Performance Pigments Conference '99, Miami , 1999

Zhang F, Knapp JS, Tapley KN Decolourisation of Cotton Bleaching Effluent in a Continuous Fluidized-Bed Reactor using Wood Rotting Fungus. Biotechnology Letters 20 717-723, 1998

Dambatta B, Kazaure MA, Tapley KN Extraction and Charactersiation of Essential Oils from Nigerian Ginger Advances in Colour Science and Technology 1 80-82, 1998

Knapp JS, Zhang F, Tapley KN Decolourisation of Orange II by a Wood Rotting Fungus Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 69 289-296, 1997

Lewis DM, Shen XM, Tapley KN NIR FT-Raman spectroscopy for monitoring the synthesis of azo dyes Mikrochimica Acta supplement 14 751-754, 1997

Tapley KN, Lewis DM, Burt H Coated versus fused silica capillaries for the separation of inorganic and organic cations by capillary zone electrophoresis Journal of Chromatography 736 265-272, 1996

Burt H, Lewis DM, Tapley KN Resin Coatings for Capillaries Giving a Net Positive Charge and Great Potential for Customised Modification of Surface Properties Journal of Chromatography 739 367-371, 1996

Tapley KN Capillary Electrophoretic Analysis of the Reactions of Bifunctinal Reactive Dyes Under Various Conditions Including a Study Difficult to Analyse Phthalocyanine Journal of Chromatography A 706 555-562, 1995